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The Making of a Montreal Mural

Artist Dodo Ose has created another grand work in  downtown Montreal. Titled The Fountain of Bartholdi the piece is on St. Marc Street at Ste. Catherine. The photos below provide a glimpse of the process and the final product.

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The artist with finished work

Meet the artist below.

 

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Art, Blogging, DCMontreal Commentary, DCMontreal Light, Humor, Montreal, Photography, Wordpress

Montreal Wall Art: Out With The Old

A year or so ago I was walking through downtown Montreal when I came upon artist Camnovak working on a mural. I didn’t disturb him while he was creating, but when I posted the photo, on the left below, to Instagram he replied with a  “thanks”. Now he has created a new piece where the old one was, more of a sketch than the burst of colors in the first work.

 

By coincidence my fellow blogger That Montreal Girl also came upon this new work. So to see a very good photo of it, taken by someone who really knows how to use camera, not a phone,  please drop by her blog!!

Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Art, History, Mail Art, Nostalgia, Scotland, Weekly Writing Challenge

Hand-drawn envelopes; works of art that probably wouldn’t be delivered today

My maternal grandmother’s brother, which I believe makes him my Great Uncle, Earnest Deegan, was a well traveled man. During the early part of the last century he was what was then known as a “Gentleman’s Gentleman” – a butler or valet. This profession took him to places far and wide, exotic and remote. His brother Matthew Deegan was a skilled artist and draughtsman. The two brothers kept in contact by mail (email and texting were still about a century off). Matthew was fond of using his skills when addressing envelopes. Below are several examples.

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This one was delivered in Cairo c/o  H. Gutmann for whom Earnest was working.

According to Wikipedia, Herbert Gutmann was the son of the Dresdner Bank Chairman Eugen Gutmann and studied economics, then also worked at the Dresdner Bank . He was a co-founder, director and later president of the German Orient Bank and played a role in the economic activities of the German empire in the Orient in the period before the First World War . As part of this business longer trips led him in the years 1905-1910 under others to Morocco , Egypt , Syria , Asia Minor and Persia . In 1910 he was elected to the board of Dresdner Bank.

The address, 26 rue Sherif Pasha should have been Cherif Pacha and may have looked like this in 1903

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This one was sent to him when he was working in New York.

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Hand-drawn envelopes; works of art that probably wouldn’t be delivered today

My maternal grandmother’s brother, which I believe makes him my Great Uncle, Earnest Deegan, was a well traveled man. During the early part of the last century he was what was then known as a “Gentleman’s Gentleman” – a butler or valet. This profession took him to places far and wide, exotic and remote. His brother Matthew Deegan was a skilled artist and draughtsman. The two brothers kept in contact by mail (email and texting were still about a century off). Matthew was fond of using his skills when addressing envelopes. Below are several examples.

EnvelopeCairo

This one was delivered in Cairo c/o photographer H. Guttmann (misspelled on the envelope) for whom Earnest was working.

NYCarSnow

This one was sent to him when he was working in New York.

Milwaukee

While in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working for Captain Irving Bean, of Civil War fame. The house on Prospect Avenue is now an historical site.

Paris

In Paris c/o W. Slater at Morgan and Harjes bank.

SandStockholm

This letter sent to Stockholm has the address written in the sand, and upside down. Yet it was delivered, I can’t imagine modern postal services taking the time to work that out!

Kilt

Finally a sketch of a man in kilt lugging soemone’s belongings up a steep crag in Aberdeen-shire.

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